All Yonkers Overnight Races At 1-1/16 Miles Beginning Tuesday

Published: January 26, 2011 04:45 pm EST

Horsemen and fans are reminded that beginning this Tuesday, February 1, all of Yonkers Raceway's overnight races shall be contested at the distance of a mile-and-one-sixteenth

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"It's something we've been discussing for a while," track general manager Bob Galterio said. "We think it's going to get more outside horses into the race earlier."

This 'new' distance -- a first since the Raceway re-opened in October, 2006 -- remains in effect until further notice. The mile-and-one-sixteenth distance had been implemented any number of times before, but never exclusively over a long period.

Please be advised that all series and stakes races remain at the flat mile distance.

(Yonkers)

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